Help strengthen mental health benefits for low-income Americans

A proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services would strengthen mental health and substance use disorder benefits for low-income Americans. The new rule would apply the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 to Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program so that those programs would be held to the same standards as private health plans. For more information read the fact sheet “Mental Health Parity Proposed Rule for Medicaid and CHIP.” Comments on the proposed rule can be submitted through the Federal Register from April 10 - June 9, 2015.